Environmental Politics

"U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags"

"A landmark pledge seven years ago by the world’s richest nations to spend billions to help developing countries tackle climate change seemed like a godsend for Kiribati, the Pacific island nation threatened by rising seas. ...  But Kiribati — like many of the poorest countries most vulnerable to climate change — has yet to see any project funding."

Source: NY Times, 11/17/2017

"Macron: France Will Cover US Share of Funding for UN Climate Panel"

"French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that France would cover the amount the U.S. contributed for climate science research to a United Nations panel after President Trump signaled America would exit the Paris climate change pact."

Source: The Hill, 11/16/2017

"Will US Budget Cuts Destroy A Key Arctic Wildlife Area?"

"Bernadette Demientieff says it is a 'very scary time' for the Gwich'in indigenous nation as proposed US budget legislation would open a key section of a nearly 20-million acre wildlife refuge in the Arctic up to oil-and-gas development."

Source: Aljazeera, 11/15/2017

Trump’s EPA Chemical Safety Pick May Be Too Toxic Even for Republicans

The GOP-controlled Senate has already shown it will confirm Environmental Protection Agency leaders with massive conflicts of interest. "Yet Michael Dourson, the industry scientist Trump nominated to head EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, may be unable to clear even this low bar." Some of the opposition is from red states.

Source: The Intercept, 11/15/2017


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